Methods and systems for automatic electric vehicle identification and charging via wireless charging pads

  • US 9,371,007 B1
  • Filed: 06/26/2014
  • Issued: 06/21/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method executed by one or more servers of a cloud system, comprising,receiving by one of the servers, from time to time, discounts published by merchants for presentation to a network of charging units (CUs), each of the CUs being associated to a geo-location;

  • receiving by one of the servers, an identification of an electric vehicle that is associated to a user account, the identification of the electric vehicle is made upon detecting that the electric vehicle has parked over a charging pad of a particular CU, the charging pad being at a geo-location of the particular CU;

    identifying by one of the servers, at least one discount to be presented to a device of the electric vehicle, the identifying being a result of filtering discounts based on user preferences associated with the user account and a proximity of a merchant location to the particular CU having the charging pad over which the vehicle has parked; and

    sending by one of the servers, the at least one discount to the device of the electric vehicle upon receiving an indication that charge is transferred from the charging pad to a battery of the electric vehicle, the method being executed by a processor of one or more of the servers.

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